March 2015

What are varicose veins and spider veins?


7after_fotor Spider veins are like varicose veins but smaller. Often, they are red or blue. They can look like tree branches or spiderwebs with their short, jagged lines. This patient had large clusters bluish colored spider veins around the knee (see top picture). These were treated with […]

What are varicose veins and spider veins?2015-03-30T17:22:02+00:00

November 2014

Highlights of the National Vein Congress


The La Jolla Vein Care doctors and staff attended the American College of Phlebology (ACP) Annual Conference in Phoenix last week.  More than 1,000 vein care practitioners from the United States and around the world attended the meeting to share information and research in the field of vein disorders (also known as phlebology).  The speakers […]

Highlights of the National Vein Congress2014-11-18T18:27:49+00:00

April 2014

Before and After Photos: Spider Vein Treatment


This patient recently asked us to post his ‘before and after’ photos of his spider veins on the inner ankle (medial malleolus) following treatment here at La Jolla Vein Care.  He is a 62 year-old gentleman whose wife found the appearance of these unsightly veins a nuisance and they also caused itching. As a result, […]

Before and After Photos: Spider Vein Treatment2014-04-21T23:16:50+00:00

November 2010

August 2010

Beyond Saline


If you’re looking to remove spider veins or varicose veins, you may find that saline injections are infrequently used. Why? They’re unnecessary. Today, more effective solutions are available for treating damaged veins. In short, saline injections cause stinging upon injection.  The saline solution mixes with the blood in larger veins, never making contact with the […]

Beyond Saline2010-08-19T22:53:15+00:00

An Alternative to Surgery


Today, sclerotherapy is clearly the gold standard for removing spider and varicose veins. During this procedure, a specially trained physician injects a safe sclerosing agent directly into the blood vessel. The effectiveness of the procedure comes as a direct result of the training, experience, and judgment of the physician to make sure that the sclerosant’s […]

An Alternative to Surgery2010-08-18T23:13:50+00:00

Keeping it Painless


By using sclerotherapy to remove spider and varicose veins, we’re able to minimize patient discomfort. At the injection site, patients might feel a slight burning sensation for only a few seconds. To maximize patient comfort, we use a sclerosant that was developed as a local anesthetic. To modernize the patient experience, we want to offer […]

Keeping it Painless2010-08-11T22:47:14+00:00

Improving Leg Circulation


We receive many inquiries about how the removal of varicose veins might impact circulation. After all, veins are conduits for transferring blood throughout the body. The good news, however, is that the removal of diseased vessels actually improves circulation because varicose veins are a burden on the circulatory system. By treating varicose veins via sclerotherapy, […]

Improving Leg Circulation2010-08-09T21:03:25+00:00
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